Fort Knox soldier, Lt. Robert Welch, dies in Afghanistan - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Fort Knox soldier, Lt. Robert Welch, dies in Afghanistan

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB Fox 41) -- A Fort Knox soldier has been killed in Afghanistan.

Lt. Robert Welch died Sunday when insurgents attacked his base. The 26-year-old was from Denton, Texas.

Welch served in the U.S. Army since 2008, and this was his first combat tour.

A memorial service will be held in Afghanistan on Thursday, and another at the U.S. Army post on Friday.

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